Decent enough movie and worth the watch.
It's a decent enough movie and worth the watch. The solid performances make the film likable and the story is interesting to watch, while it's not something that everyone can relate too, it's a good movie.
Dennis Quaid looked and acted precisely like the crusty English professor he was meant to be, Ellen Page was the smart daughter who protects her widowed father while attempting to fill her mother's shoes in running the household, at the expense of her own happiness, and Thomas Haden Church was an unexpected star as Quaid's adopted brother. Add to this mix Sara Jessica Parker as a Doctor, she & Dennis become involved with each other.
It is not a happy tale about people,but is fairly realistic in various relationships, & troubled family problems. The story line was thin and a throwaway but I didn't want the movie to end because I cared about the characters and wanted to see how they turned out in the end.